Classifications of and Penalties for Crimes
A physical crime is a crime that involves distinct, specifically and
instance-wise enumerable physical objects (besides the body of the
perpetrator) as tools, means, or implicit to the objectives, except
that use or involvement of the physical means (including but not
limited to paper, writing utensils, computers, printers, scanners,
mass data storage and exchange systems, and information networks) of
information generation, processing, and distribution (including but
not limited to the various forms of verbal and visual expression and
interaction) for the purpose of such generation, processing, and
distribution cannot by themselves be construed to designate a crime as
A biological crime is a physical crime in which the metabolic,
biochemical, physiological, or anatomical status of the victim is
altered through exposure to a chemical, through use of a machine (a
purpose-designed weapon or otherwise), through unarmed assault, or
through some combination of these methods, or a crime in which the
freedom of movement of the victim is constrained in any way.
A violent crime is a biological crime in which the victim has no
substantial control over the action(s) taken by the perpetrator, by
reason of overpowerment or by dint of being uninformed or
in other than a fully awake conscious state.
A non-physical crime is a crime that does not satisfy the criteria for
a physical crime.
A non-biological crime is a crime that does not satisfy the criteria for
a biological crime.
A destructive crime is a non-biological physical crime involving
destruction, defacement, or other physical corruption of property.
A serious crime, other than theft, is a crime that carries a minimum
punitive labor penalty of 500 hours, and if the crime is biological
and/or destructive, a minimum incarceration of 3 months.
All biological crimes are serious, and a component of their penalty is
a mandatory incarceration for a minimum term of 4 months. All violent
crimes are serious, and a component of their penalty is a mandatory
incarceration for a minimum term of 6 months.
A minor crime, other than theft, is a crime that carries a maximum
punitive labor penalty of 500 hours,, and if the crime is biological
or destructive, a maximum incarceration of 3 months.
If the stolen property is returned in full to the rightful owner in
undamaged condition, the penalty for theft is the fair market value of
the goods, and the return of the goods themselves comprises full
compensation to the victim. Additional money is paid by the
perpetrator to the victim to fully compensate for any damaged or
missing property. If the property cannot be replaced, a penalty of
incarceration must be levied, of a duration ranging from a week to 5
years depending on the severity of the loss. Subsequent recovery of
irreplaceable property intact reduces the term of incarceration, and
recovery of all the irreplaceable property intact ends the term of
incarceration without delay. Robbery of an individual or of an
occupied premises or vehicle is a violent crime and is always punished
with incarceration, in addition to the above-detailed penalties for
Assault, rape, wanton destruction (including arson), and sabotage, are
all serious crimes resulting in a mandatory period of incarceration.
Furthermore, the perpetrator assumes financial libability for full
reparations, payable on a basis and schedule to be determined by law
and case-by-case. Fraud, perjury, and bribery, are crimes whose
severity and penalty are functions of the consequences the crimes
serve to effect, encourage, and/or secure, but whose penalty can
include incarceration only if these consequences involve one or more
crimes which themselves result in a penalty of incarceration.
Defacement and vandalism are crimes whose severity and penalty are
proportional to the expense and feasibility of reparations.
Crimes which involve deliberate injurious physical abuse of
non-adults, any sexual abuse of non-adults, or any violent sexual
abuse of adults, carry a minimum first-offense penalty of 10 years
imprisonment. Second offenses receive life imprisonment. Crimes
which involve the deliberate, cognizant, killing of another human with
the intent to kill him, and not justified by the requirements of
immediate protection of life and limb, carry a penalty of life
An attempt to commit a serious crime is itself a serious crime. If
the penalty for the crime attempted includes a mandatory
incarceration, an attempt to commit that crime results in
incarceration whose minimum and maximum duration are half those of the
crime itself. It is noted that half of a life sentence is an
undiminished life sentence.
The penalty for a crime must not be colored by variations in the
difficulty of detecting the crime, identifying the perpetrator(s),
apprehending the perpetrator(s), and proving the responsibility of the
perpetrator(s) in a court of law.
For incarceration to be a component of a penalty, the crime must have
been biological, destructive, and/or theft as detailed above.
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